|Studying your community - Warren, Roland Leslie, 1915-|
Includes bibliographical references and index
Keywords: Social surveys; Research; Social Planning; Sociometric Techniques; Enquêtes sociales; Social surveys
|ERIC ED357851: Improving Sociometric Methods for Defining Friendship. - ERIC|
Using a theoretical conceptualization of friendship as a context for development, this study evaluated modifications of standard sociometric procedures to assess friendship. A culturally diverse sample of 237 children in grades 3 through 6 completed two sociometric nominations over a 1-month period and rated the quality of their best friendship and their social competence. Sociometric nominations involved children's degree of friendship with their classmates; nominations were coded for mutuality...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Education; Elementary School Students; Evaluation Research; Foreign Countries; Friendship; Interpersonal Relationship; Peer Relationship; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED361077: Parental Support and Children's Social Integration. - ERIC|
This study investigated the impact of different types of parental support on children's social integration in peer relationships in middle childhood. Subjects were 116 second- through fifth-grade children from an inner-city primary school in Berlin (West), who were interviewed about their friends. Sociometric tests were also conducted. The parents of these children were interviewed separately at home about their support behaviors and other behaviors relevant for their child's peer interactions a...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Child Behavior; Elementary Education; Elementary School Students; Foreign Countries; Friendship; Interpersonal Competence; Parent Child Relationship; Parent Influence; Peer Relationship; Popularity; Sex Differences; Social Behavior; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED361874: Culture Orientation and Sociometry of the Classroom: A Possible Relationship. - ERIC|
Findings of a study that examined the relationship between classroom orientation and sociometric patterns within the classroom are presented in this paper. Methodology involved observation of 12 classrooms in Ontario and administration of two survey instruments to 20 fourth-year students. Classroom orientations were categorized as cooperative, competitive, or individualistic. Findings indicate that classroom orientation may be linked to school effectiveness...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Competition; Cooperative Learning; Educational Environment; Elementary Secondary Education; Foreign Countries; Group Behavior; Interaction Process Analysis; Interpersonal Relationship; Organizational Climate; School Effectiveness; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED368150: Social Conditions of Hearing-Impaired Pupils in Regular Classes. Reprints and Miniprints No. 773. - ERIC|
This pamphlet summarizes a Swedish thesis describing the social situation of hearing-impaired pupils (n=215) integrated in regular classes. Pupils with hearing impairments in grades 1-11 in two counties in Sweden were interviewed, questionnaires were completed by parents and teachers, sociometric studies were carried out, and observations were made. Results indicated that hearing-impaired pupils were less satisfied with their social situation and had fewer friends than their hearing classmates--...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Age Differences; Classroom Environment; Elementary Secondary Education; Foreign Countries; Friendship; Hearing Impairments; Life Satisfaction; Mainstreaming; Peer Relationship; Social Adjustment; Social Integration; Social Life; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED361076: Parental Social Network and Child's Friendship Network. - ERIC|
This study analyzed the relation between the friendship networks of parents and the peer networks of their children. Subjects were 255 second- through fifth-grade children of an inner-city primary school in the western part of Berlin, Germany, who were interviewed about friends. In the interview, children were asked to name other children with whom they shared activities outside school. In the second phase of data collection, a subsample, composed of the parents of 116 children, were interviewed...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Education; Elementary School Students; Foreign Countries; Friendship; Parent Influence; Parent Student Relationship; Peer Relationship; Popularity; Sex Differences; Social Networks; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED360070: Gender Differences in the Perceptions of Affiliative Networks in Primary School. - ERIC|
This study explored the development of children's representations of the affiliative structure of their peer group during primary school. Subjects were 467 boys and girls in first through sixth grade, who were assessed using a standard sociometric procedure and asked to give their perception of the existing networks in their peer group. Variance analysis was conducted by gender and grade level. Results showed that across all age levels, both girls and boys perceived themselves to be mainly affil...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Age Differences; Comparative Analysis; Elementary Education; Elementary School Students; Peer Groups; Peer Relationship; Self Concept; Sex Bias; Sex Differences; Social Networks; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED382367: Overall Accuracy of Children's Awareness of Peer Perceptions. - ERIC|
Recent research has noted the importance of being able to correctly interpret social situations in order to respond appropriately in social interactions. This study examined whether social perception--accurate awareness of peers' perceptions--is a global trait or a context-specific ability. Specifically, the study examined individual differences in children's overall accuracy of social perception. Subjects were 175 public school students in grades 1 through 5...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Children; Elementary School Students; Interpersonal Relationship; Peer Acceptance; Peer Evaluation; Peer Relationship; Self Evaluation (Individuals); Social Cognition; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED361073: Children's Awareness of Their Social Behaviors. - ERIC|
This study examined children's awareness of peers' perception of them in three areas of social behavior: Sociability-Leadership, Aggressive-Disruptive, and Sensitive-Isolated. Subjects were 175 first- through fifth-grade students who evaluated same-sex classmates using the standard version of the Revised Class Play (RCP) behavior nomination measure. Subjects also completed a perspective-taking version of the RCP, which measured subjects' beliefs about peer perceptions of their behavior...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Education; Elementary School Students; Interpersonal Competence; Peer Relationship; Perspective Taking; Self Concept; Social Behavior; Social Cognition; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED357849: Peer Relationships of Children in Middle Childhood. - ERIC|
To specify different modes of individual children's social integration, this study examined qualitative and quantitative aspects characterizing distinct types of peer relationships. Subjects were 255 children in grades 2 through 5 of an inner-city primary school in Berlin, Germany. Subjects were individually interviewed at school about their friends, and were asked to nominate all children with whom they had contact outside school...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Children; Elementary Education; Elementary School Students; Family Environment; Foreign Countries; Friendship; Interpersonal Relationship; Peer Relationship; Social Cognition; Social Development; Social Networks; Sociometric Techniques
|ERIC ED365679: Evaluation of Pupil Achievement. - ERIC|
Because not all approaches to evaluating the achievement of elementary school students evaluate the same facets of development, a variety of evaluation devices must be used to assess learners intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. The following approaches are discussed as ways of student evaluation: (1) work samples; (2) checklists; (3) rating scales; (4) sociometric devices; (5) conferences with students; (6) diary entries; (7) anecdotal records; (8) teacher-made tests; (9) essa...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Achievement; Check Lists; Conferences; Criteria; Diaries; Educational Assessment; Educational Philosophy; Educational Testing; Elementary Education; Essay Tests; Evaluation Methods; Objective Tests; Problem Solving; Rating Scales; Self Evaluation (Individuals); Sociometric Techniques; Standardized Tests; Student Evaluation; Teacher Made Tests; Work Sample Tests